Seniors Got Talent

7/10/2020 | By Rachel Marsh

Got a talent that you want to share with the world? 

When Seniors Got Talent launched in 2011, we aimed to create a competition for the 55 and up crowd to prove that talent and vigor don’t fade with age. And, after nearly 10 years and hundreds of entries later, we’ve only been proved more and more right.

Whether you were a born piano prodigy or just picked up tap dancing last week, we’d LOVE to see what you can do. Plus, who knows, your talent might just land you $1,000.


We love submissions from our talented musicians and well-choreographed dancers. But do you have a skill that’s a bit more, say, untraditional? Send! It! In! 

Hey, some of the most out-of-the-box submissions are the best ones.


Our categories are divided up into three groups: individual (1 person), small group (2-6 people), or large group (7 or more participants). 

Maybe you’ve got a solo act that rocks (and, you know, maybe you prefer not to share the spotlight). Or maybe you and all of your closest friends want to show off your abilities together: the choice is yours.


Now for a stroll down Seniors Got Talent memory lane – and, perhaps for even a bit of inspiration – we visit some of our favorite past submissions.

Young at Heart: Senior Line Dancers

This pack of toe-tapping seniors actually won Seniors Got Talent three years in a row. And, with the spunk, rhythm, and vivacity that they exude, it’s not hard to imagine why.

Runk & Pratt: Up All Night

A handful of seniors from Runk & Pratt Senior Living Community put together “Up All Night,” a video montage of what goes on after lights off. From neighborhood pranks to late-night clubbing to tattoos – this seems like the kind of senior living community a college student dreams of.

Sheila Livingston: Knitting

Sheila submitted a clip of her rather impressive knitting collection to Seniors Got Talent – because yes, knitting is in fact a talent. I mean, have you seen that garter stitch?


  • Contestants can only be in one category, and cannot submit a video for other categories.
  • Everyone in the group must be 55 or older.
  • Entries must be submitted by December 31, 2020.
  • Voting begins August 1, 2020, and closes when the contest ends on February 28, 2021. Winners will be notified shortly after.
  • First place winners of each category will receive a $1,000 prize.
  • For an even deeper dive on the rules, you can find that here.


Go for it. We look forward to seeing what you’ve got!

Rachel Marsh

Award-winning writer Rachel Marsh has written for many different sites and publications on a variety of topics. She is the multimedia editor for Seniors Guide and works hard to make sure seniors and their families have the best information possible. When she’s not writing for work, she can be found writing for fun. Really!

Rachel Marsh